Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children: A Report for Stakeholders

Steemers, J. 2016. Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children: A Report for Stakeholders. London Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster.

TitlePolicy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children: A Report for Stakeholders
AuthorsSteemers, J.
TypeProject report
Abstract

This project on Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children began on 8 February 2016 and concludes on 31 May 2016. Its outcomes contribute to the policy-making process around BBC Charter Review, which has raised concerns about the financial sustainability of UK-produced children’s screen content.
The aim of this project is to evaluate different funding possibilities for public service children’s content in a more challenging and competitive multiplatform media environment, drawing on experiences outside the UK.
The project addresses the following questions:
• What forms of alternative funding exist to support public service content for children in a transforming multiplatform media environment?
• What can we learn from the types of funding and support for children’s screen content that are available elsewhere in the world – in terms of regulatory foundations, administration, accountability, levels of funding, amounts and types of content supported?
• How effective are these funding systems and funding sources for supporting domestically produced content (range and numbers of projects supported; audience reach)?
This stakeholder report constitutes the main outcome of the project and provides an overview and analysis of alternatives for supporting and funding home-grown children’s screen content across both traditional broadcasting outlets and emerging digital platforms. The report has been made publicly available, so that it can inform policy work and responses to the UK Government White Paper, A BBC for the Future, published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in May 2016.

File1. UoW final 14 June.pdf
KeywordsChildren's Television, Funding, Public Service Broadcasting
Year2016
PublisherCommunications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9780993461422
Page range1-105
Web address (URL)https://camri.ac.uk/2016/06/08/the-bbc-the-white-paper-and-the-future-of-uk-childrens-content/

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